March 01, 2021

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Data from the PURE study revealed that a diet consisting of high amounts of poor-quality carbohydrates, such as white bread, rice and potatoes, negatively impacts peoples’ health. It was the top story in cardiology last week.

Another top story focused on promising data detailing a potential positive effect on cardiovascular health after following a ketogenic diet or taking supplements.

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Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:

Diets with high glycemic index tied to elevated CVD, mortality risk

Eating a diet with a high glycemic index was associated with elevated risk for CVD and mortality, according to new data from the PURE study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more.

Ketosis may benefit cardiometabolic health in CVD

Ketosis, as achieved via ketogenic diet or supplements, may improve cardiometabolic health in patients with CVD, particularly heart failure, according to a review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read more.

Statins may reduce CV events in older patients with stroke

Older patients with ischemic stroke who took statins for 2 years after discharge experienced fewer cardiovascular events after hospital discharge compared with those who took them for less than 2 years or not at all, researchers reported in Stroke. Read more.

High plant protein intake inversely associated with CVD, dementia mortality in older women

Dietary protein from different sources was associated with varying risk for CVD mortality and death from dementia or cancer among older women, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Read more.

Low physical activity level may confer risk for instant, short-term MI death

Moderate to high physical activity levels were associated with lower risk for instant and 28-day death related to myocardial infarction, according to results published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Read more.